JBC GOLD PhD Fellowship

 The Jerusalem Brain Community (JBC) sees great importance in enabling PhD students to be part of its flourishing research environment and community. JBC "Gold" PhD Fellowships are intended to enable the fellows to devote themselves exclusively to their research with the purpose of reaching scientific and professional independence which will be required later in their career.

 PhD fellows will receive a competitive stipend for a period of three years. The stipend will be $20,000 per year. The Fellowship will be awarded after a rigorous academic review process of the JBC Academic Committee. Extension of the Fellowship beyond the first year, will depend on the academic performance of the candidate.  


The candidate must be a PhD student in one of the JBC members’ labs. 

Evaluation of an applicant proposal

Applications will be evaluated by The JBC Academic Committee based on: 

1. Previous academic achievements of the applicant. 

2. The scientific merit of the PhD research proposal. 

3. In some cases, a personal interview of the final candidates by the Academic Committee and the PI. 

4. Preference will be given to students who conduct interdisciplinary research, combining different aspects of brain and behavior research, in two or more labs of JBC members. 

Extension of the fellowship to the following year:

The JBC is not committed to extend the fellowship in advance. The fellowship may be extended, depending on availability of funds and the scientific achievements of the candidate. A written summary of these achievements and a short description of the research goals for the following year (max, 2 pages) are obligatory. 

Please note:

  • Stipends paid to doctoral fellows are considered grants by the Authorities in Israel and are tax free.
  • All the intellectual rights pertaining to any invention developed by a Fellow as a result of or in the course of his/her research work at the Hebrew University and/or resulting from the use of University laboratories or property, shall entirely belong to the University. The Fellow will be entitled to royalties deriving from patent registration of any such invention, as prescribed in the University Regulations. 

Application form and supporting documents (uploaded to 'Documents Upload' folder according to the instructions):

1.  Photograph

2.  Application form in English (Online Application form).

3.  A research proposal for the doctoral thesis (max 4 pages, font size 11, 1.5 line spacing).

4.  Curriculum Vitae

5.  List of publications

6.  The 3 most significant published articles in PDF format.

7.  Three letters of recommendation typed in English. The letters should be sent by the referee directly to the JBC fellowship portal according to this mechanism.

Consideration will be given only to complete applications. 

Last date to submit applications is May 1st and November 1st.